Curcumin Supplements Considered Helpful for People with Asthma


Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/24/2014 -- Anyone who has ever experienced the inability to breathe due to asthma knows how terrifying the chronic disease can be. The airways become inflamed, swell and narrow, and produce an excess of mucus. Bronchodilators are typically prescribed, but new research has shown that a curcumin supplement ay have the potential to be beneficial for those with asthma.

“Asthma causes inflammation that triggers a chain reaction of responses within the body that can range from mild to severe,” said VitaBreeze spokesperson, Michelle O’Sullivan. “In its most severe form, it can be life threatening.”

In the U.S., more than 25 million people have been diagnosed with asthma and approximately 7 million of those are children. When a person has an asthma attack, they feel short of breath and wheeze, the chest feels tight and they cough, trying to expel mucus. Curcumin is a substance found in the spice turmeric, a natural anti-inflammatory that some say can help quell inflammation throughout the body, including the lungs.

Research conducted by the Allergy and Immunology Division at the Medical College of Wisconsin and published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research reported that turmeric had a beneficial effect for those with asthma. It significantly inhibited allergic responses and alleviated associated inflammation.

A powerful anti-inflammatory, research indicates curcumin can be beneficial for asthma and a wide range of respiratory diseases, from asthma and allergies to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Studies have demonstrated that it can stimulate the immune system, helping the body to fight the effects of asthma.

Curcumin alone quickly passes through the digestive system, but the simple addition of a black pepper extract in a turmeric supplement enhances absorption, making it readily available to be used by the body. Curcumin reduces the inflammatory response by reducing the levels of key enzymes and proteins involved when inflammation occurs.

The optimal curcumin supplement recommended by researchers is one that incorporates black pepper extract with a 750mg dosage of curcumin. The supplement should be free of common allergens that can trigger a response such as corn, gluten, nuts and shellfish.

Curcumin has been used in Asian and East Indian medical practices for centuries to treat a variety of ailments that includes asthma. The all-natural botanical reduces inflammation, a prime factor in asthma, and without the adverse effects that can be encountered with prescription pharmaceuticals.

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Benjamin Lasance